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Answers on a postcard please.

67353

Sender of first correct answer wins a lifetime's supply of gin*

* one glass, poisoned.

I'm going for 50% but the chances of me being wrong is likely to be around 99% as I'm rubbish at maths.

I,ve been working this one out,but my answers just don,t add up 😁

helen262

13-09-2018, 15:35

25%

Since 2 of the answers are the same,doesn't that improve the chances and my guess wouldn't be on there lol

Depends if you want the answer in terms of selecting either a or b or c or d or by selecting a percentage (25, 50 or 60)!!!

shaunr68

13-09-2018, 17:29

I may be wrong but I'd say 0%

The question is what is the chance you would be correct and there are essentially three figures to choose from, so the answer should be 33.33%. However that isn't in the list of choices, so 0%.

iampatman

13-09-2018, 18:50

My brother in law has a degree in maths. He was a maths teacher in secondary schools. I asked him an hour ago if he knew the answer and now he says he has a headache.

Obviously. :rolleyes2::rolleyes2: I know the answer but it’s good fun watching him and the rest of you scratching your heads.

Pat

GWAYGWAY

13-09-2018, 19:43

To me and my warped sense of Maths,, it would b 35% as there is a choice of four and therefore a chance of one in four that it would be correct the fact there are two 25%'s does not change the fact that there are physically four choices but it MAY be one in three or a 50% chance so go for the 60%.

So what is it.?????????????????

oldish hippy

14-09-2018, 03:40

as there is four answers i would say 25 PER CENT AS ONE ANSWER IS THERE TWICE WOULD SAY 33 AND A THIRD AS THAT IS NOT THERE THEN GO FOR 60 PER CENT AS TWO ARE THE SAME so would say that maybe at a guess not knowing what the correct question was in the first place and it still dark out there so cant see the correct answer

reiverlad

14-09-2018, 14:35

Surely the answer must be 50%

There are only two possible options - you either get it correct - or incorrect

It doesn't matter how many incorrect options there are - they are all still in the incorrect category!

With this question there is only one option that can be correct.

phillybarbour

14-09-2018, 15:49

50/50

martinmartin

14-09-2018, 21:52

Really got me thinking this, I'm tempted to say I don't know what the question is but given four options of an answer I'll give it a try,abcd are 4 so it's one in four, given that a and d the same and c and d differently wrong (potentially) it's got to be c for me.

Fisherman

14-09-2018, 21:57

I may be wrong but I'd say 0%

The question is what is the chance you would be correct and there are essentially three figures to choose from, so the answer should be 33.33%. However that isn't in the list of choices, so 0%.

Ditto.

martinmartin

14-09-2018, 22:21

You can't have an answer that isn't there in the options unless it's a trick question

shaunr68

14-09-2018, 22:29

I'm not sure about that. The question presents 4 choices and asks you what is the chance you will be correct if choosing one at random, but doesn't specify that you HAVE to choose one of the four presented options. So it isn't necessarily a multiple choice question. In my opinion :)

We'll have to do the Monty Hall problem next, should be as fiery as a grey water thread :D

shaunr68

14-09-2018, 22:35

Following on from that, is there a possibility that the answer to the question isn't A, B, C or D. But 25%

martinmartin

14-09-2018, 22:42

I'm not sure about that. The question presents 4 choices and asks you what is the chance you will be correct if choosing one at random, but doesn't specify that you HAVE to choose one of the four presented options. So it isn't necessarily a multiple choice question. In my opinion :)

We'll have to do the Monty Hall problem next, should be as fiery as a grey water thread :D

Alternately then what's the options if

We'll have to do the Monty Hall problem next, should be as fiery as a grey water thread :D

Please don't. It's alright for you, you're off for six months. You'll return from the continent to a war zone!

:-)

Fazerloz

15-09-2018, 14:29

0% There is no solution its a probability paradox.

GWAYGWAY

16-09-2018, 16:16

Whatever the question or question X 100 you are right or Wrong , not whether you get the question right it is if you are right or wrong.

There are three values in the answers:

There is a 50% chance of choosing 25% (2/4 of the answers)

There is a 25% chance of choosing 50% and a 25% chance of choosing 60% (both 1/4 of the answers).

So the value of no answer corresponds to its chance of random choice and so the chance of randomly choosing the correct answer is 0%. ...

... I think!

I'm really out of my depth now,the answers are more complicated than the question!:confused:

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